Death, Love & Trouble

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Bush Gothic


Bush Gothic and the Partridge String Quartet breathe new life into the Australian songbook

About Bush Gothic & the Partridge String Quartet

With her ethereal voice and exquisite violin, Jenny M. Thomas is the enchanting new face of Australian folk music. Leading her band Bush Gothic and guest ensemble the Partridge String Quartet, Jenny dusts off traditional songs about bushrangers, dingoes and shipwrecks, fashioning them into dreamy chamber works of rebellious beauty. These familiar tunes have surely been sung countless times ‘round campfires and on the goldfields. They are now just as fitting for the concert hall. Bush Gothic trail a string of high profile international appearances behind them, having toured the most prestigious arts festivals across the world. BBC Music Magazine awarded the ensemble’s most recent album five stars and the individual band members regularly work with international stars such as Meow Meow, The Australian Chamber Opera and Circus Oz.

About this concert

Henry Lawson and Midnight Oil rub shoulders in this brilliantly unorthodox take on the Australian songbook. Unafraid to cross the boundaries between genres, the artists’ unique and eloquent chamber renditions of songs such as ‘Andy’s Gone with Cattle’, ‘Botany Bay’, ‘Great Southern Land’ and ‘Read About It’, are nothing short of inspired. The pioneering folk artistry of Bush Gothic and the Partridge String Quartet undoubtedly heralds a new era for appreciating the old tunes.

‘Bush Gothic is Australian folk at its finest.’ Rip It Up magazine

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Bush Gothic
Partridge String Quartet